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by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in an inaugural speech, explicitly mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, the love we give one another must be equal, as well. >> reporter: he spoke about climate change, equal pay for women and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the thriving, hopeful immigrants who see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president paused during many of the day's special moments, seeming to take it all in, knowing this would be his last inauguration. some republicans thought president obama's speech was too partisan. with divided government here in washington, he will need some gop support to pass his big agenda it
, with a chest full of medals. to al green, as sung by jennifer hudson. i'm duty-bound to inform you that the first lady's gown is by jason woo, and her shoes are by jimmy choo. i know i sound ridiculous saying that, but you know you wanted to hear it. this ball is specifically for members of the united states military and their families. it is a tradition that was started under president george w. bush. they have expand it this year to be larger than it has ever been. it's essentially doubled in size. there are two official inaugural balls, two only in washington tonight. one of them is the commander in chief ball. and the other of them is the other official inaugural ball. thanks for being with us on what is kind of a big day in washington. you know the basics of what happened today. church service at st. john's house near the white house. the president goes from the white house then to the capitol, then he is sworn in at the capitol on the west front. and that is the spot from which president obama today delivered his second inaugural address. well will have much more on all of th
? no reason to mock-- >> i'm sorry, i'm just picturing you dancing to jennifer hudson. >> sean: i love jennifer hudson. i would love to be at the party. everybody is taping, it looks like a lot of fun. >> i'm not-- and to the christmas party. >> did you notice the cool kids didn't get invited? >> yeah, we could rationalize it and spin it anyway we want, i don't get invited to the white house media christmas party. i'm the only one off the list. >> and nobody's making fun of my hair cut, okay? i want to put that on the record. >> sean: no, i mean, look, it's a reason to celebrate. the peaceful, transition of power. we celebrate the election of presidents, i'm just counting down the days to 2016 politically speaking. what do you think, congressman schweiker, is this going to help motivate the senate to get to a budget? >> i sure hope so. in many ways what you've seen the last two years, those of us in the republican house have been negotiating with ourselves. you know, you keep having folks say why can't you make this work, why can't you at least explain to the public what's really going
stage. you can see it right there. dancing as jennifer hudson sang let's stay together. >> a man and a woman bravely serving our nation. president obama saying thanks to those heros. >> thank you for volunteering. thank you for stepping up. thank you for keeping us strong. thank you for always makingous proud. i have no greater honor than being your commander-in-chief. >> doug mcelway is live with more on the inauguration. you have had a heck of a 24-hours, doug, working hard. >> i think a lot of us have. it was combed standing out there all day. he paid homage to thomas jefferson's i mmortal words we hold these truths self evident that we are all created equal. then he qualified those words. >> history tells us why these truths may be self evident they have neve been self executing. >> so he began his second term with an inaugural address which could be radioing battles ahead. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would be tray our children and future generations. a>> he was sure of specifics on perhaps the most pressing issue of th
danced as jennifer hudson safer maded them and they joined 40,000 including military members at two galas including performers katy perry and the cast of "glee." today, lady gaga will perform at a private function held for the campaign staff. he took time to thank troops serving overseas during the inaugural ball and held a video chat. >> we know the incredible sacrifices and challenges you meet every single day. but i can tell you, you have a room full of patriots here. >> he told the troops that their nation stands behind them and they have his full support. >> the national prayer service takes place in a few hours at 7:30 our time at the national cathedral. tonight at 6:00, another inaugural ball is underway for the president where lady gaga is supposed to take the stage. >> and that song jennifer hudson is singing, that is the one he sang last year at the podium. >> he did a good job, she did a good job. >> mike is doing a good job on the weather. >> good morning, everyone. here is a look at our winds which are light but we have a south wind at eight novato. everyone else is calm. not
of the evening, this time at the inaugural ball and you can put that up. that's jennifer hudson singing in the background and you can see all the people in attendance and taking videos and pictures, big smiles, a lot of comments have been made about the first lady's hair cut and dress and design. i'll save that for other shows and they look very nice together and having a good time and obviously, on this inauguration day. and we'll continue to follow news, we expect the vice-president joe biden will be addressing the troops later on this hour and when that happens we'll bring that to you live and for anyone who thought the republicans were down and out. think again, the house will vote for a three-month ceiling on the debt seen and comes with a price. g.o.p. leaders said they would vote for the extension, but that the measure would also require the democratic controlled senate to pass a budget and if ne do ththey fail that, pay for lawmakers will be withheld. and we've got to look at the house and spending problem. no budget, no pay. joining me now with reaction. congressman david schwe
inaugural ball on saturday. jamie foxx and jennifer hudson performing at the commander in chief ball on monday. >>> motor are will begin selling special passes tomorrow. the transit agency is urging people to use smarttrip cards rather than the paper fare cards. coming up in our next half hour, we'll have details on the closure and the extended metro hours that you can expect inauguration day. >>> now to the very important inauguration day forecast. a lot of people will be out and about all weekend long. >> doug kammerer is here to break down the conditions for monday. >> it's looking okay temperatures will be going down on monday. way down from where they've been. the high temperatures this afternoon of only 38. we're dealing with sunshine right now, the sun beginning to make its way down. look at these numbers. 37 in washington, only 32 in gaithersburg. tonight will be a very cold evening and cold night. tomorrow we warm up a bit. how about your inauguration day forecast. let's look at it for you. you can see the numbers coming in, into the 27 degrees at 9:00 a.m., 34 at noon, wind
partner, michelle obama. [applause] >> and now, please welcome jennifer hudson. >> ♪ let's stay together times are you whether good or bad happy or sad ♪ let's groove! ♪ with youo in love whatever you want to do is all right with me ♪ you make me feel so brand new i want nothing but life with you ♪ since we've been together. loving you forever is what i need let me be the one you come running to ♪ i will never be on true -- untrue. let's stay together loving you whether whether whether times are good or bad, happy or sad >> staff sergeant joining the couple. >> ♪ whether times are good or bad, happy or sad tell me why people break up turn around and make up i just can't see you'd never do that to me would you, baby? staying around you is all i need ♪ baby, let's let's stay together loving you whether whether whether times are good or bad, happy or sad let's let's stay together i'm loving you whether whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪ [applause]♪ >> president obama and the first lady dancing at the commander- in-chief's ball. washington convention center. one
of the way. ♪ >> and now, please welcome grammy and academy award winner, jennifer hudson. stay together, loving you, whether, whether now, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad, let's groove ♪ ♪ listen, i, i'm so in love with you, whatever you want to do, is all right with me ♪ ♪ because you, you make me feel so brand new, i want to spend my life with you ♪ ♪ now let me say now, seems, baby, since we've been together, loving you forever ♪ ♪ is what i need, let me be the one you come running to ♪ ♪ i want to spend my life with you, hey, baby, let's, let's stay together ♪ ♪ i'm loving you, whether, whether, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad ♪ ♪ now, yeah, woo, whether times are good or bad, happy or sad ♪ ♪ now, why, somebody, tell me why people who break up turn around and make up ♪ ♪ i just can't see, because you never do anything like that to me ♪ ♪ would you, baby, stay around is all i see, hey, baby ♪ ♪ let, we ought to stay together, i'm loving you, whether, whether ♪ ♪ whether times are good or bad, happy or sad, let's
singing etta james. >> jennifer hudson. >> is she going to be there, jennifer? she is a belter, i don't know. may have to move a little quick if jennifer is going to do it. >> she is great. >> bill: what? >> i think she is great by the way. let me just say when he spoke about the idea that absolutism should be considered principle that he said you can't think that somehow real debate is this talk radio type of attitude i think that speaks to something about the extreme polarization of our time. i think people will remember this. >> i will will agree with you. >> i don't think if he was real wise to bring that up. first inaugural dress do remember. he promised to bring everybody together in the country. didn't quite get there because we are way further apart than we were four years ago. >> i also think he is frequently guilty mischaracterizing. >> bill: hasn't been a culture warrior as far as niceness is concerned. didn't carry through on it. he hasn't been. juan, i believe is he very cool on the symbolism. that can be very important and was very meaningful today. specifics mounting de
speech, jennifer hudson sang let's state together at 1 of 2 inaugural balls. >> today we experience the majesty of our democracy. >> he also danced with a staff sergeant. the first lady wore jason wu. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon the president hut his hand on bible -- put his hand on bibles owned by martin luther king and abraham lincoln. >> he spoke about eclusion, cooperation, and hope. >> as he was leaving the capitol steps, the president paused to take in the spec spectacle. he said i'll never see this again. >> in case you're wondering the 3 words that he uttered, gay, making history today by mentioning gays. as we went on throughout washington d.c., we had an opportunity to meet with a class that came here from oakland, 46 students who had -- many of them who had never been out of oakland in their lives getting the opportunity to witness history in -- when obama was sworn in today. >> for any eighth grader, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. a trip to washington d.c. to see the president
is alicia keys, brad paisley, jennifer hudson and our own andrea mccarren getting a behind the scenes look. >> reporter: a herd of international media toured the convention center. as workers transformed it into the backdrop for one of the world's largest parties. >> this is really a celebration of the american people and our country and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are and how our inaugurals are such a great part of our democracy. >> reporter: three major events will be held at the convention center, the kids inaugural concert, commander in chief ball and official inaugural ball. the commander in chief's ball has been around since 2005 and allows enlisted members of the military to celebrate the inauguration with their president. >> don't ask don't tell is no longer, so they can bring whoever they love. >> reporter: this year's event has an unprecedented guest list. >> this is the first commander in chief ball where members of the military can come and bring their same sex partner to the inaugural ball as their guest. >> reporter: as the inaugural excitement
tanto jennifer hudson cantaba sigamos juntos. >> el presidente vistiÓ un clÁsico smoking, mientras tanto la primera dama luciÓ un vestido de color rubi. >> precisamente alcanzÓ el diseÑador despuÉs que la primera dama utilizara una creaciÓn suya en el baile inaugural pasado. >> para este hispano fue decepcionado. >> no solamente por el diseÑo si no porque hubiera escogido de nuevo el mismo diseÑador. >> aunque dice que le a gra {noteÑ] le pareciÓ muy sencillo para la ocasiÓn. >> no me pareciÓ suficientemente importante. >> tambiÉn causaron furor el vice presidente joe biden y su esposa quienes bailaron muy bien al compÁs de jamie foxx. >> pero despuÉs de una toma de po secciones en donde la presencia latina fue clave el toque hispano en la noche hispana no podÍa faltar. >> el reconocido grupo de rock manÁ interpretÓ. >> mientras tanto marc anthony puso a los dos pisos del centro convenciones walter washington a bailar salsa. >> a pesar de las bajas temperaturas anoche cerca de 40. con mejores galas y todo para celebrar el segundo mandato del presidente hoy dÍa en su bol
two inaugural balls tonight. dance as jennifer hudson sings al green's song "let's stay together." >>> all other big stories tonight, the super bowl bound san francisco 49ers. one northern california town is buzzing with extra excitement. cbs reporter andrea manetti has more. >> the craze has kicked into high gear. >> a cheer for our local boy. >> after t-shirt, plus a favorite for local fans. >> i actually met him when he was in 7th grade. i will be wearing wearing my jersey. >> we are so happy our local boys took us to the super bowl. >> fans customizing shirts to celebrate the star. >> merchandise from the nfl, we can put his maim and number on it. >> andrea manetti, cbs 5. >>> might not look very intimidating, but something the size of a pen can kill. still ahead, how bay area authorities got this tiny weapon out of the hands of the public. >> they are like you have to keep going. it is now or never. >>> what happened after stranded bay area surfer took a leap of faith into rough waters. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's h
dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls on a tradition that started in 2009 to open the exclusive events to every day americans, a ticket cost as little as $60. and got people access to an amazing lineup of entertainer. ♪ obama's on fire >> alicia keys tweaked a rendition of her popular song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ and stevie wonder brought down the house while jamie foxx serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know,
. beyonce, kelly clarkson, jamie fox, jennifer hudson, eva longoria and stevie wonder just a few stars attending and performing. here in hool hollywood, tom cruise is the latest target of celebrity s.w.a.t.ing when someone prank calls 911 and sent to a star's home. officers were called on thursday and it was a false alarm. ashton kutcher and justin beiber have been victims. >> arnold told us he'd been back. he's make gg on that in his new film. >> exhappy about it. you never know. i guess it's my career that has been like a storybook. >> also opening today, mark wahlberg and russell crow's broken city and the horror film, mama. oscars are only five weeks away. check out otrc.com to make your picks and share them on facebook. >> steven colbert ran for office, now, his sister plans to run for congress in south carolina. a special election is being held. she is a political knew bee. now, if she wins the democratic primary, she can face mark sanford, the disgraced exgovernor. >> up next, faa officials weighing in on the battery problem that grounded all boeing 767s. >> and lance armstrong'
of the inaugural balls. celebrating as president obama begins his second term. alicia keyes, jennifer hudson and stevie wonder among the performers tonight. you are looking live at the festivities in washington d-c. where the country is celebrating the inauguration of president barrack obama. here in san francisco. gamany items there are several evenings fall of celebrations. gay rights advocates are also celebrating. in his inaugural address, the gay community heard words never before spoken by >> "our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." >> pam: the president spoke those words with the entire u=s supreme court seated just a few feet away. those same justices are due to rule on california's voter= approved ban on same sex marriage. supporters of gay marriage tell kron four, they have new optimism. >> "proposition 8 is about to go to the supreme court. they rely heavily on public sentiment. and this is our president bringin
lady but they ended on a very sweet note. ♪ mr. and mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we seize it together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agend
on a very sweet note. ♪ mr. and mrd mrs. obama slow dance as jennifer hudson serenaded them. they joan 40,000 people including military members at 2 gala tonight. performers included alicia, perry and cast of glee. tomorrow lady gaga is rumored to be performing at private function held for the president campaign staff. >> more than 1 million people packed the streets of washington to joan the second inaugural for president. [ sworn]. >> congratulations mr. mr. president. [applause]. >> he was sworn in today using a pair of bible one belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. and the other president lincoln. in the inaugural speech the president talked about his focus on the next 4 years. deficit. immigration rae fovrment and the fight against climate change. he called on americans to solve our nation's problems together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it as long as we sei [applause] together. [applause]. >>reporter: and president obama spoke of unity today from the capitol steps but some key component of the second term agenda we spoke today is har
, happy or sad, yeah. whether times are good or bad, happy or sad, yeah. together >> jennifer, jennifer hudson, serenading president obama and first lady michelle obama as they danced tonight at the official inaugural ball, and the first lady wearing a custom-made ring by jewelry designer kim mcdonald, shoes designed by jimmy choo. at the end of the inaugural festivities, the accompanying accessories will go to the national archive. archives. "first look" is up next. >>> good tuesday morning. some of the best and most memorable moments from president obama's second inauguration. >>> england's prince harry speaks out on his family, killing taliban insurgents and those naked pictures. >>> and nasty weather hitting much of the country straight ahead on "first look." >>> good morning. as washington catches its collective breath from the pomp and pageanpageantry, this morni questions about the debt ceiling, gun control and how to get congress to work together. we'll get to that. but last night it was all about celebrating the second term of the 44th president of the united states of america.
couple moved to jennifer hudson singing "let's stay together" each time. >> and the day began much earlier as the couple left a memorable mark at every event. our coverage begins with abc's david muir. >> reporter: at the white house, a salute to the president who was about to be sworn in before the nation. first, that 1.7 mile trip to the capitol. and before their father arrived, the president's growing girls, sasha and malia, 11 and 14, wearing j. crew and kate spade and growing up before a nation. and then their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term, and those new bangs. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile. but soon wiping away a tear during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: all eyes on the president and chief justice john roberts, who flubbed his words for years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time the president's hand on two bibles, president
in chief ball as jennifer hudson serenaded them. all eyes were on the first lady. everyone wanted to know which designer she would be wearing. she stuck to a familiar name american designer jason woo who designed the white one shoulder inauguration gown in 2009. i am sure you remember that, eric. he did not know she would choose it, but sent out this tweet, "hash tag, in shock." >> and another star at the ball tweaked a new hit song "gill -- "girl on fire." ♪ obama's on fire ♪ obama's on fire ♪ he's walking on fire >> she managed to work the first lady into the song saying she and the president together "run the world." the events are not over at 7:30 our time this morning a national prayer service will take place at the natural cathedral and tonight at 6:00 p.m. abc reports lady gaga will perform at the inaugural ball for the president and his staff. >> does she have a song so fit the obamas? >> you are asking the wrong guy. >> i have to ask you about jazz, right? >> that is right. >> it is now 6:07. next on abc7 morning news a live look outside at the san mateo bridge, traffic is
in love with you ♪ ♪ >> reporter: jennifer hudson sang let's stay together as the president and first lady shared the first dance at one of two inaugural balls. the events capped off an historic day in the nation's capital. >> today we experienced the majesty of our democracy. >> reporter: president obama also danced with an air force staff sergeant at the commander in chief's ball, the first lady wearing a jason wu gown once again dancing with a marine gunnery sergeant. there were four balls. four years ago there were 10. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon. the president put his hand on bibles owned by president lincoln and by doctor martin luther king, jr. and recited the oath of office. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: standing before the crowd of hundreds of thousands, president obama spoke about inclusion, cooperation and hope. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time, not only with
and first lady capped off a day of inaugural celebrations with a dance to jennifer hudson singing "let's stay together." exactly how my night went except substitute the tuxedo for bell bottoms and '70s karaoke night. and i rocked the stage. it's "way too early" for this. good morning, i'm bill karins hosting your hangover edition of "way too early" live from the dubliner in washington, d.c. of course, we're joined by another absolutely amazingly fantastic crowd on this frigid morning here in d.c. and this definitely is our hangover edition. patrick, that's a spicy bloody mary this morning. well, the inaugural balls, that stretches back to tradition going all the way back to the first president, continued last night. star-studded commander in chief ball. president obama and the first lady honor the country's brave men and women of the armed forces. the first lady wore a gown by jason wu, the same designer she wore to the 2009 inaugural ball. performances including alicia keys, brad paisley, marc anthony and jamie foxx who performed "i can't stop loving you" for vice president biden and
serenaded by chicagos very young jennifer hudson really an electric moment in the day that has been full of them. quite literally singing the president's praises elissa ickes joining it was to of celebrities gathered to celebrate an inaugural address calling for a more united america let us each embrace with solemn duty and also join what is our lasting birthright. with common effort and common purpose with passion and with dedication let us answer the call and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom traditionally its the speech that sets the tone of shares the president's vision for the future it's passion not policy what makes this exceptional what makes us america is our allegiance to an idea articulated in the declaration made more than two centuries ago. we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal. they're the words that hundreds of thousands poured on to the national mall to here this evening even before the dawn's early light some chicagoans have driven through the night just to be here this is really inspiring it's far and and it'
-- inaugural concert. >> brad paisley, jennifer hudson smoky robinson, and usher. >> and many more. >> there's about 475 square feet. >> they will try to catch a glimpse of the first couple. >> if they are here on time they will see the president and the first lady and the vice president. >> they will have to show their ticket multiple times. >> thank you very much. >> while back inside their wallets may open and close a few times for left prices for souvenirs prices. >> what are you looking for? >> something different. >> did you find everything you are looking for? >> this is a nice button so i will get this one. no the buttons sell for $2.50 a piece. if aunt poster of the president that's $100. if you don't have a ticket for the first time you can watch what is going on happen inside on your smartphone via live screen. >> there's an at at for that, right? on wjla.com, you can find a guide to navigate the inauguration. coming up at 6:00, we're going take a look at some of the hotel deals that are still available, by the way. >> right now, we're f
of the a list talent coming to town for monday's festivities. alicia keys, brad paisley, chris cornell, jennifer hudson and marc anthony will perform at the commander in chief's ball. stay with fox 5 for complete coverage of monday's inauguration all day long both on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com. we will broadcast the swearing in ceremony and the parade that follows live. the fox 5 morning team kicks off coverage bright and early at 4 a.m. >>> the debate over raising the country's debt creel appears to be put on -- ceiling appears to be put on hold. republicans allowed they'll vote on a short term measure to allow the country to meet its obligations. >> reporter: following a republican rereceipt in virginia gop leaders announced -- retreat in virginia gop leaders announced they are backing away from a fight on the debt ceiling. >> we are going to move in the short term so people do not have a fear of where we are economically and be able to move forward to try and solve this problem once and for all. >> reporter: republicans will vote next week to extend the borrowing limit for three mont
balls last night features a star-studded cast with plenty of glitz and glamour. >> [music] jennifer hudson had the honor of singing for the president and first lady's first dance of the night. mister and mrs. obama danced at the commander in chief's ball, to al green's "let's stay together." alicia keys also performed, and changed her hit song, "girl on fire" to "obama's on fire." actor jamie foxx sang "i can't stop loving you" by ray charles as vice president biden and his wife shared their first dance. tense moments on icy lake michigan this morning. as rescue crews tried to reach a dog that was stranded on the ice for hours. drivers first spotted the black dog along south lake shore drive in jackson park harbor and called 9-1-1. police, firefighters and animal rescue crews all showed up. the dog apparently walked out on the frozen lake. rescuers feared the dog would fall in through a thin patch of ice. they finally were able to shoot it with a tranquilizer and rescue the animal. one of our guys went out to grab him. when he passed a tried to bring him home. we're told that the do
stepped out in that red gown, dancing to jennifer hudson, singing one of the president's favorites. cecilia vega was there for the whole show. ♪ listen, i >> reporter: on stage, the president mouthed the words. ♪ i'm so in love with you >> reporter: to a song he knows oh, so, well. this time, he left the inaugural-size serenade to none other than jennifer hudson. the first couple dancing cheek to cheek. and the first lady, stunning in a ruby red jason wu gown. and like four years ago, the obamas turned to a who's who of popular performers. this is the hottest ticket in all of washington. we've got one. let's check out this party. from alicia keys, who put a presidential twist on her hit song. ♪ obama's on fire >> reporter: to other a-listers, like brad paisley and stevie wonder. ♪ very superstitious >> reporter: so what's the review on the first lady's dress? >> amazing. beautiful. >> reporter: this year, instead of ten balls, just two. in one room, more than 30,000 people dancing the night away, from sea to shining sea, of sequins. in another, the party went on military st
they are star studded. alich gentleman keyes, brad paisley and jennifer hudson. but you never -- >> before all the pomp and parties, the president took part again in what he calls the national day of service. >> this inauguration should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> reporter: so the first family grabbed paint brushes at a local elementary school. already the people's lawn is seeing plenty of visitors. >> we love president obama. whoo! >> reporter: i got to tell you there were a lot of phobes out last night already having a good time. they've got a couple more nights to go here in washington waugh. the official ceremony is actually starting in just another hour or so and the vice president will take his oath at the naval observatory where he lives rather just as sotomayor excuse me, will deliver that to the vice president. >> just to make clear you only heard reports of people partying. this is not something you witnessed firsthand. >> i had to get up really early, so, no, i wasn't walking the streets with friends in town to see the inauguration, no, not at all. >>
, the commander in chief along with stars alicia keys, jennifer hudson and the inaugural ball, a long list of artists will perform, including john legend, katy perry, smokey robinson and stevie wonder. >> first, a speech that caught all by surprise. cnn's john berman has the details. >> reporter: cloaked in history, shrouded in expectations. >> we will seize it as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: the re-elected president retook the stage where he first stood four years ago to renew the mission of his office. >> now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. >> reporter: the day began with prayer and then revelation of the fashion variety. the answer to the epic question, what or who is she wearing? a navy thom browne dress and necklace which cathy waterman, the crowd was smaller than last time but with one million people, by no means small. with daughters dancing political friend and foe looked on to witness the oath for the second time in two days, for the fourth time in two terms. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> this time, the
, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >> close to a million people lined the streets of washington, d.c., today hoping to get a glimpse of the first
are good or bad, happy or sad, yeah. together >> jennifer, jennifer hudson, serenading president obama and first lady michelle obama as they danced tonight at the official inaugural ball, and the first lady wearing a custom-made ring by jewelry designer kim mcdonald, shoes designed by jimmy choo. at the end of the inaugural festivities, the accompanying accessories will go to the national archive. but you are going to stay here, because the second inaugural ball continues through the night. now it is time for lawrence o'donnell with "the last word." thank you for joining us, thank you for staying with us. >> on this, our 28th observance, we held the inauguration of the president. >> welcome to the capitol and to this celebration of our great democracy. >> after a divided first four years, he starts anew. >> i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> the celebration, the tradition, is really important. >> an inaugural is obviously history. >> there is a strong theme of civil rights. >> america's possibilities are limitless. it is now our generation's task to carry on. >> this speech
and the big names from alicia keys to jennifer hudson at the commander in chief's ball and president obama introducing the first lady. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was the first dance of the first couple tonight, literally and figuratively, they have been to this dance before. their day began with the ceremonial swearing in. just like four years ago, it was a little bumpy. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a slight stumble there. >> the first speech to ever mention equal rights for gays and lesbians and mr. obama's governing philosophy from here on out. >> we the people declare today that
and they danced to jennifer hudson singing al green's "let's stay together" he when the bidens come here the last stop of the night, they'll dance to actor jamie foxx, he'll be singing ray charles' "i can't stop loving you" and that's the last event and then the obamas and bidens will head back to their respective residences after a long day, greta. >> greta: molly, thank you. and we're going to go back to wisconsin. wisconsin governor scott walker. governor, this has been 36 hours of celebration in the city and inauguration and we do this every four years and everybody will be back to business tomorrow morning. i'm curious, how do you characterize the state of the republican party? >> well, i think it's a lot of soul searching going on. some people right after the election suggested somehow that republicans could change their core principles, aim not one of those. i think the core principles we stand for is strong. and 30-some states that have republican governors, but i do think it's important that we have a message that describes more relevant where people are, whether they're working families
together" at a fund raiser last year. so really, was there a better choice? jennifer hudson straight from their hometown of chicago did the honors. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ whatever you want to do ♪ is all right with me >> the first family and their amazing kids. that's next. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. whatever your business challenge, we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> everyone is talking about the first children malia and sasha obama. cameras caught them having a blast with their parents watching the sprad. it was a very real look into their world.
and the first lady, michelle, dancing last night at one of the inaugural balls. jennifer hudson doing her version of the al green classic, "let's stay together." of course the president did a little crooning. >> the first lady was beautiful. >> beautiful red gown. >>> but the party is over, back to business today for the president after a full day of inauguration festivities. >> cbs 5 reporter kristin ayers has highlights of the president's address and reaction from some bay area people who were in washington to witness it. >> reporter: they started gathering at dawn, streets outside washington's national mall filled with people huddled in the cold, the crowds growing as the morning wore on. >> i just keep looking back, and seeing people as far as i can see. it's kind of unbelievable. >> reporter: they came wanting to witness history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama. >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it. to feel it, live it. experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland, they grew up li
michelle danced last night at one of the inaugural balls, that's singer jennifer hudson in the background doing the al green classic, let's stay together. >>> it's back to business for the president after festivities, kristin ayers has highlights of the address and reaction from bay area people who were in washington to witness it. >> they started gathering at dawn, the streets outside of washington's national mall filled with people in the cold, the crowds growing as the morning wore on. >> i keep seeing people as far as i can see. it's unbelievable. >> they came wanting to witness history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama! >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it, you know? to feel it, live it, experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland. they grew up in a darker side of history. >> i was in the south when we had to go in the back of the restaurant. >> reporter: carol hayes never imagined she would see an african-american president sworn in, or hear him speak of the
grammy and academy award winner jennifer hudson. i'm loving you whether times are good or bad happy or sad ♪
at the washington convention center. alicia keys, brad paisley, chris cornell, jamie foxx, jennifer hudson and marc anthony. and some of the inauguration ball will include stevie wonder. and university sponsor ball, men's warehouse tuxedo has been working with gw u for the past three inaugurations to help men look their bells for the big celebration. the university has been holding their own ball for the inauguration since 1933. >> we have almost 390 tuxedos. we have students who went into our stores all across the country if they didn't make it in for the fitting here on campus. we have them from all over the united states. >> this year's gw inaugural ball is on monday night at the omni shoreham hotel. >> since president obama took office in 2008, all eyes have been on first lady michele obama. the editor of essence magazine are releasing a book to commemorate michele obama. it member rates her journaley from the south side of chicago all the way to the white house in the book, a salute to michele obama. >> i'm a huge fan, essence subscriber for many, many years. >> wonderful. >> i love this book.
. among the big names we got alicia keys, brad paisley, jennifer hudson and andrea mccarren got a behind the scenes look at preparations at one of the key venues in town. >> reporter: a herd of international media toured the convention center as workers transformed it into the backdrop for one of the world's largest parties. >> this is really a celebration of the american people and our country and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are and how our inaugurals are such great part of our democracy. >> reporter: three major events will be held at the convention center, the kids inaugural concert, commander in chief ball and official inaugural ball. the commander in chief's ball has been around since 2005 and allows enlisted members of the military to celebrate the inauguration with their president. >> don't ask don't tell is no longer. so they can bring whoever they love. >> reporter: this year's event has an unprecedented guest list. >> this is the first commander in chief ball where members of the military can come and bring their same sex partner to the inaugural
director rick rowley. ♪ [music break] >> jennifer hudson singing the al green classic, "let stand together," for the obamas first dance at last as commander in chief's inaugural ball. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we have flown from washington, d.c., from the inauguration, to park city, utah to cover the sundance film festival. it is the 10th anniversary of the documentary track. we will start off by getting a response to president obama's inaugural address. on monday, president obama declared a decade of war is now ending and that lasting peace does not require perpetual war. but you never mentioned the wars in iraq or afghanistan by name. there was also no mention about the secret drone war that has vastly expanded under president obama. on the same day he gave his inaugural address, a u.s. drone strike killed three people in yemen east of the capital. also on monday, president obama officially nominated john brennan to the director of the cia, succeeding retired general david petraeus, who resigned. nickname the assassination czar
, there was no shortage of big stars and big moments, 21 acts, inuding jennifer hudson, alicia keys, stevie wonder, performed at two inaugural events. brianna keilar live in d.c. >> good morning, soledad. only two balls, but there were still tens of thousands of party goers who attended them. took over the huge washington convention center. and when it came to the entertainment, they were not disappoi disappointed. s. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced the first dance of the new term. mrs. obama revealing she had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> re
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